## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

We start by creating a common denominator for all of the fractions: $\frac{8b}{24}+\frac{3}{24}=\frac{456}{24}$ We now can combine the denominators on the same side of the equation: $\frac{8b+3}{24}=\frac{456}{24}$ We then multiply both sides by 24 to find: $8b+3=456$ We subtract 3 and then divide by 8 to obtain that b=56 5/8 We plug 56 5/8 in for b and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.